With the gloomy forecast of four days of rain and thunder showers, it was time to tear into the roof and find out what was going on.
Flat roofs are not recommended for the simple fact that water pools up and doesn't shed off the roof. The problem is accentuated when previous homeowners attempt to expand an area by tying prior construction to newer remodels.
No matter how straight things are when the remodel is when constructed, valleys soon form from differing seasonal movement and settling between old construction and new. Our roof is no exception as four remodels all meet at one corner over the old bathroom, the area we are tearing into.
Every step we take into this project, we find more evidence of prior leak issues, attempting patch work, and poor results.
We will fix the roof today with some patching compound and rubber sealant on the EPDM roof which will last another couple of years but will design a low sloping hip style standing seam roof to add in the future